Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins


Christian Saint

Son of Edward the Peaceful and king, but with a wicked stepmother, Queen Elfrida who favored his stepbrother, her son

Paying a social call at Corfe Castle, Edward never got inside. He was greeted with a drink before he could dismount, and stabbed in the back.

He managed to ride off as he was falling, and with a foot caught in a stirrup he was dragged off until a brook stopped his horse. Pursuing castle minions found his battered body and threw it down a well.

With the king mysteriously missing, Elfrida’s son Ethelred was crowned. But lo and behold — what was this? A strange and holy light shining from a well.

When enough curiosity and courage had been summoned Edward’s body was found and retrieved, then taken to a nearby church and Warnham.

Being of great significance it was interred at Shaftesbury Abbey. Now miracles abounded. A healing well, a healing tomb, holy miracles in the vicinity... You name it, Edward could do it.

Ethelred the Unready did not last long.

St. Edward the Martyr Facts and Figures

Name: Edward the Martyr
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 962-979
Celebration or Feast Day: March 18th

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1302

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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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